Union Berlin Vs Gladbach Betting Tip: Home or Draw/Over 2.5 – 29 August 2021

Goals in Berlin but no three points for Gladbach

Taiwo Awoniyi / Union Berlin ©IMAGO / Nordphoto 08/29/2021

Germany Union Berlin Vs Borussia Monchengladbach Germany

Sunday 29 August, 2021 – 14:30 (BST)
German Bundesliga
Pick: Union Berlin or Draw & Over 2.5 Goals
Odds: 7/4
Bookmaker: Betfair (Bet Builder)
(All betting odds correct at time of writing: 26 August 2021)

Preview: After conceding four in defeat in their sole away outing so far this season, Borussia Monchengladbach will be out to atone when they pay a visit to a Union Berlin side seeking to preserve a 17-game unbeaten home run in the Bundesliga.

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Union Berlin – Summer recruit already playing starring role?

Successive score draws means Union Berlin have gone unbeaten through the first two rounds of a Bundesliga campaign for the very first time. Former Liverpool forward Taiwo Awoniyi scored in both the 1-1 stalemate with Bayer Leverkusen, played out in front of 11,000 fans inside Stadion An der Alten Forsterei, as well as notching the equalising goal that earned his team a 2-2 draw last time out in Hoffenheim.

That is now four goals – and six goal involvements – in four competitive appearances for the Nigerian since making his move to the capital a permanent one in the summer. As starts go, it has been close to perfection for the 24-year-old. Aside from the fact his new team are yet to pick up their first maximum haul of 2021-22 – though are now unbeaten in four league games (W1 D3) stretching back into last term.

If Awoniyi is playing his part in the final third, the defence continues to lag behind. That is now twelve straight league games without a clean sheet, since a goalless affair on the road at Arminia Bielefed in March, with no side in Germany’s top tier currently on a longer wait for one. On a more positive note, Die Eisernen are enjoying their longest ever Bundesliga home run without defeat (17; W8 D9).


Taiwo Awoniyi Anytime Goalscorer



Borussia Monchengladbach – Foals set for further misery in Berlin?

Adi Hutter’s reign in Monchengladbach begun in extremely encouraging fashion, holding the champions Bayern to a 1-1 draw at Borussia-Park. But it was a fortuitous outcome based on both team’s Expected Goals totals – Bayern’s tally of 3.13 dwarfing that of Gladbach, who carved out a still very impressive sum of 2.02. It seemed all their luck was used up early, then, succumbing 4-0 in Leverkusen second time out.

With those goals at BayArena, The Foals conceded two or more for a fifth consecutive away league game having allowed 17 in all during this lean spell – a rate of 3.4 per game. Moreover, since the start of last season only recently demoted Schalke (52) shipped more Bundesliga away goals than the 41 of Gladbach, whose last two road victories were against last season’s bottom two sides: Bremen and Schalke.

Take those relatively routine wins away and Gladbach are winless on their travels in nine (D4 L5). In fact, all five away wins last term came against sides which ended the previous top-flight campaign in 12th, 15th, 16th, 17th and 18th. Sunday’s visit to seventh-placed Union Berlin poses a problem therefore. Particularly as their record there isn’t great, following up a 2-0 loss in 2019-20 with a 1-1 draw last season.

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Union Berlin Vs Borussia Monchengladbach Betting Advice

A sixth competitive outing of 2021-22 for Union Berlin, who remain undefeated thus far after combining a solid, if unspectacular, start to the new league term with victorious outings in the DFB Pokal and UEFA Europa Conference League. Die Eisernen should be confident of sustaining all this positive early momentum. The club from the capital are currently unbeaten in 17 consecutive Bundesliga home matches (W8 D9).


Union Berlin Vs Borussia Monchengladbach – Key Facts:

  • Both league meetings last season produced the same scoreline: 1-1. It means the pair are locked on one win apiece ahead of their fifth Bundesliga encounter on Sunday.
  • Whereas Gladbach are coming off a chastening 4-0 loss on the road that made it three defeats in four away, Union Berlin are going strong at home, now 17 unbeaten (W8 D9).
  • Gladbach’s past eight Bundesliga away matches have seen an average of 4.6 goals. Meanwhile, Union Berlin haven’t recorded a Bundesliga clean sheet in 12 games.


Last season Gladbach failed to register a single victory on the road against top-ten opposition, making this trip to a Union Berlin outfit that placed seventh – finishing one point ahead of The Foals – fraught with danger. Adi Hutter’s men were walloped on their first away outing. That is now 17 shipped across their previous five league away games, with Over 2.5 Goals landing in all eight previous Bundesliga away games.

Best Betting Odds – Union Berlin Vs Borussia Monchengladbach

Union Berlin – 29/20 (PaddyPower)
Draw – 11/5 (Betway)
Borussia Monchengladbach – 9/5 (BetVictor)